On May 11, 1996 terrible winds roared on Mount Everest. A group of climbers worked their way up to Mount Everest’s summit, racing against another team hoping to get to the summit before them. On the way they had some difficulties, but none of them realized they might not make it back down to base camp.During the Everest Disaster so many people died or got hurt. Rob Hall Decided to help Doug down the mountain, but sadly he died because it was to cold. Beck was so cold he had to have is nose and fingers amputated. Doug got H.A.C.E. (High Altitude Cerebral Edema) and he cut the rope holding him and died. Andy Harris got H.A.C.E. and took off his clothes and slipped of the side of the mountain. Scott Fischer got really sick because of the thin air and sadly also passed. There are so many people that died on that tragic day in 1996.”I wish I’d never gone. I suffered for years with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), still suffer from what happened. I’m glad I wrote a book about it, but you know if I could go back and relive my life, I would never have climbed Everest.” Jon Krakauer for years has wished he would have never climbed Mount Everest. For him climbing Mount Everest was the hardest thing he’s ever done. But he was lucky to make it to the summit and back down. Surviving in thin air he had to have good health, and had to exercise, and eat healthy foods. He was supposed to only go to base camp but his dream as a kid was to climb Mount Everest so he asked for a chance to make it to the summit. Jon Krakauer never believed it to be such a challenge, with very little oxygen and the oxygen tanks limited it did not get any easier. Even though he wishes he’d never gone he had a life experience he’ll never forget, standing on the top of the tallest mountain in the world.On May 11, 1996 nobody knew what would happen. If they could go back and relive their life none of them would of climbed Mount Everest. But now a great but sad story has been told. They now rest in peace on the mountain that stands up in thin air.